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Conflict Minerals, Rebels and Child Soldiers in Congo

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Published on May 22, 2012

Warlords, soldiers, and child laborers all toil over a mineral you've never even heard of. Coltan is a conflict mineral in nearly every cell phone, laptop, and electronic device. It's also tied to the deaths of over 5 million people in Congo since 1990.

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